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The best party supply stores in NYC

Make your next party the best one yet with help from these top-notch party supply stores in New York

By Jennifer Picht
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New Yorkers pride ourselves on being party-ready at all times—good friends, a case of craft beer and rooftop access is all you need to have a good time. But if you’re planning a theme party for Halloween, a festive summer BBQ or another holiday rager, a case of beer might not cut it. Thanks to the best party supply stores in NYC, you can silence your overzealous DIYer (if you want) and pick up all the entertaining essentials (decorations, invitations, balloons) in one spot.

The best party supply stores

Balloon Saloon

Shopping Toys and games Tribeca

What’s a party without balloons? Consider this your go-to place for inflatables of all shapes, sizes and colors. The shop also offers cool options like singing balloons, custom prints and sculptures ($35 and up).

Michaels
Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

Michaels

Shopping Arts, crafts & hobbies Forest Hills

The Walmart of craft stores, this megachain features a well-rounded lineup of tools and supplies for virtually any project. Beyond glue guns ($2 and up) and beads, Michaels also dishes up Martha Stewart Crafts homemade card kits (from $20) for stationery hounds and devotees of the domestic diva.

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Party City

Shopping Toys and games Greenwich Village

A favorite with moms and last-minute costume hunters, this massive chainlet stocks an insanely expansive variety of plastic trays, napkins and paper plates in more than 200 patterns. Well-organized aisles present everything party-related, from balloons to cups to candy and invitations. Bonus: They sell every Halloween costume imaginable.

Paper Source

Shopping Gifts and stationery Soho

Whether you’re on the hunt for the perfect party invites or the right banner, you'll find what you need from this upscale stationery chain. Stay in touch with one of 500 styles of note cards and envelopes, celebrate a special occasion with artisan-made decorations ranging from garland ($10–$15) to graph-print tumblers (set of two for $20), or nab intricate scrapbooking papers imported from Japan and India. DIYers can take workshops ($20-$40) or attend a free demonstration to perfect their crafting skills.

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Pink Olive

Shopping Gifts and stationery Williamsburg

We’ve all experienced that “Oh, shit, I forgot my best friend’s birthday” panic, so we’re especially grateful for this budget-friendly gift and decor emporium. As the third installment in Grace Kang’s sea of stationery boutiques, this Williamsburg outpost primarily sells quaint items like cutlery adorned with Popsicles and watermelons ($8), jumbo confetti-filled balloons ($15), and Botanical garland ($24).

Urban Outfitters - Herald Square

Shopping Womenswear Midtown West

At 57,000 square-feet, this UO outpost is the company's biggest store yet. And with all that space, you'll find much more than the usual offerings like contemporary clothing and vinyl—this outpost has a shit-ton of cute and kitschy party decorations, too! We’re fond of Studio Mucci Tux fringe banners ($35), U.O Phrase birthday candle packs ($10), mini party crown sets ($14) and “Happy Birthday” string lights ($24).

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Village Party Store

Shopping Toys and games Greenwich Village

A massive collection of prepackaged costumes ($20–$150) and decorative goods ($1–$100) for all holidays and occasions lines the shelves of this Greenwich Village spot. In addition to a diverse selection of more than 2,000 getups, including gorilla suits ($120) and Gatsby-esque flapper frocks ($80), look for decor that will make your All Hallows’ Eve fete truly festive, such as ghost and pumpkin piñatas ($13), bone candles ($8) and edible skull or knife cake decorations ($6).

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